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Petrus Plancius

Petrus Plancius was a Dutch-Flemish astronomer, cartographer and clergyman. He was born as Pieter Platevoet in Dranouter, now in Heuvelland, West Flanders. He studied theology in Germany and England. At the age of 24 he became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church... Read More

BornPieter Platevoet
1552
Dranouter
DiedMay 15, 1622 (aged 69–70)
NationalityDutch
FieldsAstronomy, cartography, theology
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